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What’s the charge if you’re caught in a vehicle with an open alcohol container but not drunk or the driver?

Sometimes my friends drive around in their trucks through the back rounds with open alcohol, sometimes beer and sometimes the hard stuff.We never got pulled over but are wondering if we did get pulled over what would be the charge for people in the back seat with open containers? The driver never drinks but can they get in trouble too?

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    William L. Welch, III | William L. Welch, III Attorney
    111 South Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD 21045
    (410) 385-5630
    In Maryland you might be charged with having an open container of alcohol in public. Automobiles on streets or public parking lots are not in private. An attorney can assist you with evaluating the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to plea bargain or go to trial. If you were to be found guilty, then an attorney can assist you with presenting mitigation, allocution, and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. Consider seeking a confidential consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Beware that online posts are not confidential. If somehow the prosecution were to find your post, then it might be used in evidence against you.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland - Replied: 3/17/2013
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